Walking through Bangkok's Chinatown is a fascinating look at Bangkok street life and the perfect antidote to flashy downtown Bangkok. Yaowarat Road is the bustling main thoroughfare of Chinatown. It is lined on both sides with hotels, restaurants, Chinese food shops, grocery stores, clothing stores and jewellery shops. The shops and restaurants are only a small part of the shopping and dining opportunities in Chinatown though, as much of the activity takes place out on the streets.
Getting there: The nearest MRT station to Chinatown is Hua Lamphong (15 minutes walk from Yaowarat Road) and the nearest ferry pier is Ratchawong (10 minutes walk from Yaowarat Road).